The College of Occupational Therapists has published a new report that suggests better access to occupational therapy can reduce pressure on hospitals. The idea is that more prominent focus on occupational therapy as an aspect of primary care can limit old and frail people from needing admissions to a hospital. Attentive hospital care is a necessity, and Occupational Therapists might be the answer.
In its simplest terms, occupational therapists help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from an injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive change.
Occupational therapy practitioners believe that “health is strongly influenced by [individuals] having choice and control in everyday occupations”. Through participation in their daily lives, Occupational Therapists can have a positive effect on the health of others.
In every hospital, the attentiveness and care for every patient are necessities. This becomes difficult at times when the patient count increases and hospital staff is forced to put attentiveness aside at the cost of treating every patient. The report published recently shows that the innovative ways Occupational Therapists are delivering services help people avoid unnecessary admission to hospital. Their efforts reduce the time patients stay in the hospital and ensure they have a successful and safe discharge back home.
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Your business consultant will work with a team of recruiters. Like our business consultants, each recruiter specializes in a particular job function. What does this mean for you? When you’re looking for an occupational therapist for your nursing home, for example, you’ll be matched with a business consultant that understands your industry and a recruiter that understands the role you need filled. This team approach is our proven method for making the perfect match for our clients and candidates.
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